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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Moderate: cpio security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2010:0144-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0144.html
Issue date: 2010-03-15
CVE Names: CVE-2007-4476 CVE-2010-0624
An updated cpio package that fixes two security issues is now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
GNU cpio copies files into or out of a cpio or tar archive.
A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way cpio expanded
archive files. If a user were tricked into expanding a specially-crafted
archive, it could cause the cpio executable to crash or execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user running cpio. (CVE-2010-0624)
Red Hat would like to thank Jakob Lell for responsibly reporting the
A denial of service flaw was found in the way cpio expanded archive files.
If a user expanded a specially-crafted archive, it could cause the cpio
executable to crash. (CVE-2007-4476)
Users of cpio are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches to correct these issues.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
280961 - CVE-2007-4476 tar/cpio stack crashing in safer_name_suffix
564368 - CVE-2010-0624 tar, cpio: Heap-based buffer overflow by expanding a specially-crafted archive
6. Package List:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):
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Copyright 2010 Red Hat, Inc.
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